An old picture from my Deqin-Yubeng trek of2003? that I scanned in last weekend - thought it deserved an airing.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Just a random old picture that I scanned in last weekend - thought it deserved an airing. Scanned from a colour print negative and processed (reversed) in Photoshop and tidied up a bit with a 'Kodachrome' filter.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Joseph Rock and Fred Muir listening to Caruso in Hawaii, 1913, originally uploaded by jiulong.
Here he is aged 29 with entomologist Fred Muir listening to Caruso in Hawaii, 1913.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here are pictures of my next destination - Ragya monastery near Amnye Machen in 1926 ( as pictured by Joseph Rock) and how it now looks according to Google Earth. Looks like a whole town has sprung up on what were once the deserted banks of the Yellow River.I will of course be hoping to take some on-the-spot pictures of better quality than Google Earth images when I visit this place next month.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Joseph Rock's handwritten notes of his trip to Amnye Machen, originally uploaded by jiulong.
I'm preparing to head off to Gansu and Qinghai in April and I have just come across this handwritten account of Joseph Rock's trip there in 1925-26.
It makes for an interesting read in addition to his "Mountains of Mystery" article in the National Geographic.
I'm also looking at his hand-drawn maps of the area (see below) and comparing them with what I can see on Google Earth of the area. So much to see in preparation - I really wish I could spend a couple of months there instead of just a couple of weeks ...